Reaching out to the vulnerable groups


Ken Obura Foundation has kicked off the process to start distributing free masks and food to residents of Kisumu County.

The Foundation director Nahashon Ngwena says priority has been given to flood victims in the sub counties of Nyando and Muhoroni.

Ngwena says Obura who is the current Cabinet Assistant Secretary Ministry of East Africa Cooperation saw the sufferings of Kisumu people in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

Ngwena who spoke at Kabonyo Kanyagwal ward in Nyando where the distribution kicked off says the vulnerable group in the society will be reached out.

Obura who was a onetime MP for Kisumu Central has pledged to reach out to all in the county of Kisumu.

A local chief Charles Abuto says backflow of water from Lake Victoria has displaced a number of families since December last year.

Abuto says schools in the area are acting as evacuation centers where the displaced are residing.

He says locals got food donations besides masks to help in combating the spread of Corona virus.

A youth leader in the ward Junior Osako says the support from Obura will go a long way in alleviating poverty among the people.

Osako says the county government should get cue from what other stakeholders are doing to bring support to the people.